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Teaching Assistant - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-257S
  • Posted:13/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 £23,337 (full time equivalent)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant to join our team. The successful applicant will be able to use their initiative, have a passion for working with children and be keen to develop their skills and knowledge to ensure that all children make progress in their learning. The role will include supporting individual children in their learning, running intervention groups, preparing resources and working with small groups within the classroom.

We are looking for someone with:

  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) to Grade C+/4
  • The desire to make a difference and a passion for education
  • A nurturing personality and ability to build good relationships with adults and children
  • Good team working skills and the ability to be flexible
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to use their initiative

In return we can offer you:

  • A caring, friendly and motivated work environment
  • Lunch provided by the in-house kitchen
  • Supportive parents and governors
  • Opportunities for training and career development
  • Well-behaved children with a love of learning
  • An on-site swimming pool with the opportunity for lifeguard training

Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 3.30pm, 32.5 hours per week, term time only (38 weeks per year).  This is a fixed term contract to 31 August 2025.  The full time equivalent salary for this role is £23,337, which equates to £17,332 for 32.5 hours, term time only.  

Job share applicants will be considered.

Amherst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA barred list for children. 

Visits to the school are welcome.

For further details, please contact the School Office: office@amherst.kent.sch.uk Tel: 01732 452577

Information about the school

Amherst School is a three-form entry junior school in Sevenoaks. The majority of our children transfer from Riverhead Infants School.

Our Ofsted inspection in May 2022 reported that:

Amherst School is a warm and welcoming community where leaders do whatever it takes to help every child flourish. Pupils love their time at school, not least because of the enormous range of opportunities on offer.

Pupils describe the school as a special place to be. This environment helps pupils to become remarkably confident and self-assured. Their exceptional behaviour and attitudes reflect the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation.

Leaders have planned a broad and varied curriculum. Pupils develop a love of learning due to engaging experiences within and beyond the school.

Leaders maximise their impact through the way they inspire, motivate and develop others.

Without exception, staff say that the headteacher is considerate of their workload and well-being.

Governors are part of the school’s open and honest culture. They provide robust challenge to the leaders, which leaders listen to and act upon. Governors know the school well and are right to have confidence in its leadership.

Should a suitable candidate apply, we reserve the right to close the advertisement at an earlier date. Early applications are welcome.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.